My apologies if this has already been covered (I've looked around shortly, but couldn't find anything), but I've been toying around with a theory about how big time soccer could break though. The theory goes: No other major sport has the potential community appeal that soccer does. With dozens of team supporter clubs throughout the sport, MLS has the opportunity to attract and hold fans in ways unique in American sports. Supporter clubs can be a venue for fans to find community and support their teams in unique ways, bringing together the personal and the communal in one venue. If you haven't read the book "Applebee's America," that is where I'm getting most of the backup for this theory. Anyway, am I way off base here? Or really close to home? Please tell me how. Also, if I'm close to home, what can the MLS do to maximize the impacts of the supporter clubs?